Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on josie@thespinoff.co.nz

Music
Jan 20, 2021

On the tools: Why music producers are the focus of a new funding scheme

The music producers fund is making good music easier to achieve.

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Money
Jan 4, 2021

There's still gold in them hills

We're buying it, mining it, burying it, and losing it. The gold rush in New Zealand is still alive.

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Books
Jan 3, 2021

My flatmate, the rat

A review of Rat King Landlord, the new novel by activist and satirist Murdoch Stephens, by Josie Adams, who lives with a rat.

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Vodafone
Dec 29, 2020

Eyes on youth: The up-and-comers you need to know about

Like Dua Lipa, Halsey, and Benee before them, these four New Zealand acts are 'ones to watch'.

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Books
Dec 23, 2020

How to read without munting your back

Featuring six of the most bemusing stock images we've encountered this year.

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Society
Dec 17, 2020

We’re going to fill a time capsule with 2020 Aotearoa. Where on earth will we put it?

Between a rock and a mysterious monolith: All the places we can bury a time capsule.

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Society
Dec 4, 2020

Anti-conspiracist campaigners take aim at ‘Mothers for Freedom’ event

The gathering at the Grey Lynn Library Hall promises to take on a 'corrupted election', 5G, Covid-19 and 'Satanic ritual abuse'.

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Society
Nov 30, 2020

Six Wellington flats that don’t breach the healthy homes regulations

You can't beat Wellington on a good day, because on those days you're out of your horrible little home.

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Music
Nov 26, 2020

Review: The new Six60 film is a tale of driving ambition and defying the critics

Six60: Till the Lights Go Out showcases how far pure ambition can take you.

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Science
Nov 25, 2020

A new curriculum for a new normal

A superstar line up of scientists was at Auckland Girls' Grammar last week. Here's why.

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Television
Nov 20, 2020

Review: On Netflix, Aunty Donna are as absurd – and as Australian – as ever

Bizarre Aussie sketch comedy group Aunty Donna finally got a Netflix series. Have they sold out to Big American Comedy?

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Society
Nov 17, 2020

The craft of the deal: The life of a real estate auctioneer

The country is in the middle of a housing crisis, but real estate agents keep on winning.

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Science
Nov 12, 2020

The toxic dog-killing sea slug to watch out for this summer

In warm weather, these toxic slugs can wash ashore. Here's what to look out for.

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Society
Nov 8, 2020

Ten dystopian texts to help sell your house

Ray White is using Margaret Atwood quotes to sell houses. Here are some alternatives.

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Society
Nov 1, 2020

Hysteria, hoaxes and hauntings: Meet Auckland’s world-famous debunker

What do UFOs, Bigfoot, and Covid-19 have in common?

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Politics
Oct 18, 2020

The Greens are sprouting

Renewable, gay, and plastic-free: the Greens' election party was filled with excitement, hope, and many young faces.

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Music
Oct 16, 2020

Cutting it out: Cut Off Your Hands on calling it quits

Cut Off Your Hands is over. It's the end of an era. But, as frontman Nick Johnston explains, it's also a new beginning.

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Politics
Oct 14, 2020

The debate proving the Youth Wings kids are Auckland Uni’s least cooked students

Baby Back Benches showed us the future of politics; but the future of the public doesn't look good.

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Music
Oct 9, 2020

Benee launches a record label

Pop star Benee has launched her own record label and her first signed artist recorded his EP using a back-up generator in the Coromandel.

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Society
Oct 8, 2020

How QAnon took over Facebook, and why Zuckerberg just dealt it a massive blow

Facebook has banned QAnon. But how strict is the ban, and will it work?

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Politics
Oct 3, 2020

Election 2020: The health policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer.

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Society
Oct 2, 2020

Women make up just 15% of Covid advisory groups worldwide

Men are overrepresented on Covid-19 advisory boards – but does this affect the decisions they make?

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Society
Sep 22, 2020

What the hell’s going on with the Auckland Harbour Bridge?

Auckland's Harbour Bridge is shutting down for repairs tonight. What happened, and when will it all be over?

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Science
Sep 15, 2020

The artificial intelligence trying to level Twitter’s toxic playing field

Tech start-up Areto Labs noticed online abuse was stopping women from going into politics – so it did something about it.

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Politics
Sep 11, 2020

Muller and Bridges square up again in the Tauranga double-feature debate

Last night Simon Bridges and Todd Muller were at the same debate. Who came out on top?

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Money
Sep 10, 2020

There’s still gold in them hills

We're buying it, mining it, burying it, and losing it. The gold rush in New Zealand is still alive.

Read on.

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